Curator Speed Round: 10 Objects

Thursday, December 5/


Through their collections, museums preserve, communicate, revise, and expand the narratives that give meaning to design and objects. In this lively new format, six leading curators from internationally renowned museums present, in rapid-fire succession, ten objects in thirty seconds each, representing both recent and hoped-for acquisitions. This will be followed by a discussion about the evolving nature of museum collecting, new perspectives on design and design history, and the opportunities and challenges facing museums today.

Moderator: Rodman Primack/ Global Ambassador, Design Miami/
Silvia Barisione/ Senior Curator, The Wolfsonian–FIU
Joseph Becker/ Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Christina De León/ Associate Curator of Latino Design, Cooper Hewitt,
Smithsonian Design Museum
Mateo Kries/ Director, Vitra Design Museum
Simone LeAmon/ Hugh Williamson Curator of Contemporary Design
and Architecture, National Gallery of Victoria
Zoë Ryan/ John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design,
Art Institute of Chicago

Listen to the full discussion here: